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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

About the Minneapolis LotR Trilogy showing....

Posted on 2007.12.14 at 17:12


(Anonymous) at 2007-12-20 15:06 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Primula! (I beg pardon, in advance, for this lengthy reply) I, too, live in LA and it makes me sad that we've had no trilogy for all this long time. Although we can't be sure how much good it will do, if you have *noodged* Arclight (or the theatres at the Grove, where the ee for FOTR was first shown in this area), give 'em another *push*. Arclight certainly has the facilities to do the same sort of screening that the Alamo in Texas does (all three movies, plus "hobbit meals" (made in on-site kitchens)). I've written to them in the past, and they say they'll "consider it". My guess is they'll *consider it* for real when The Hobbit is released, OR when they've heard about it enough to be assurred they'll make money at it.

Of course, if you have enough dinero, you could make the Texas trip the next time they do the Trilogy showing. (once or twice a year, I think). I figured out it would probably cost me a MERE $500 for transportation, hotel, *FOOD* (and MORE food) and the screening.

Re Tolkien Forever (the LA smial): the yearly showing of one of the movies is held in a church, space kindly "donated" by one of the members of TF. The screen is large, although surely not a theater screen. The sound system is very good and the fellowshipping excellent. This is a large smial, however, the money involved in showing the trilogy in a theater has simply made it an improbable dream. Logistically, it has proved impractical to show all three films at once. (mere numbing of the nether regions being more than sufficient to scare off all but the most hardy....OR padded)

Tolkien Forever also hosts a Hall of Fire at least once a year, and for the last two years has been part of Reading Day, which was a wonderful experience. There are also a couple of "spin-off" sorts of groups, more scholarly in direction, associated with this smial.

Since you live in LA, I do hope that you'll come to one or more of these events. (the next one being the Toast on Jan 3, at the Cat and Fiddle in H'wood)

As the fandom continues to dwindle, I often ask myself what, in the end, will be left? I suppose the answer is much the same as the one that may have crossed Frodo's mind as he sailed: all other things pass away, but love, and friends who are like family, (or ARE family) remain.

To Mech: I'm folding myself up VERY small and sending myself two-day air. Can you get me a ticket, puh-leeze? Oh, and one of those marvellous straightening-out mechanisms (ala Willy Wonka) wouldn't be amiss, either. You know, dear, you shan't be alone in that theater. I'll be with you in spirit.

with best wishes to you for a happy holiday,

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